Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

My new obsession

I have no idea what my new obsession means, or where it came from.
I honestly don't.

I am not sharing it here, looking for any praise.   I truly think that 
I am having a mental break of some sort, revisiting my childhood.
Or in some way, revisiting something I shouldn't even be remembering.

Lately, every evening, I drag out my box of pens (you knew I had a pen problem, right?), and I
find myself drawing these scenes from my head.

Every time I start one, I have no idea where I'm going with begins with a line or two, and then they just evolve.  Somehow, as I'm drawing them, I feel some spark of recognition, though I can't explain that at all.

My eight year old granddaughter loves them, and I take THAT as the highest compliment, since when I am drawing them, I kind of feel like an 8 year old.
How marvelous would it be to be that age again????  
Can you even imagine??????

A lot of the time, I am not thinking at all, they are totally contemplative.

I have to admit, I sort of love doing it.  
Is it just doodling?  Or something else?

I have questioned why I don't put people in them.  I don't know the answer to that.  Maybe I am just not ready to do that, or maybe people aren't the point.

I do believe that our psychological self knows things that we aren't consciously aware of, and I think that the universe is more mysterious than we allow.

When I was younger, much younger, I used to dream about this house.  I was in the front yard, looking down the road, waiting for someone who never came.  The house was as clear as a picture.
I always wondered about that house.

In my adulthood, I have dreamt many times about another house, but I am in the upstairs, and
there are so many bedrooms........and at the end of the house, there are a second set of stairs, that lead to a separate apartment if you will.

I have never seen the house, in this life, but it is very real to me, still.

This one is Dale's favorite, she didn't say why.
She wanted them all.  

This is the first one I drew, the one that got me hooked.

They all make me feel very peaceful, but I guess I better move on, before I start a collection.

Christmas is over.  It took me 5 minutes to take my tree out of its plastic bag, and plug it in.   It will take me 5 minutes to put it away again on New Year's Day.  That's how I roll.

At the end of the day though, this is the real joy in my life, as it should be.
They came and spent the day with me today, and I have no idea why I am not asleep yet.
Til next time.


Boud said...

I think you're channeling something. Maybe your mind has been mulling for years until it was ready. I love the dotted areas in all of them.

Maryse said...

How about stitching them? They are lovely.

Davey Bacaron Designs said...

Cuteness overload!

Sojourner Design said...
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Sojourner Design said...

Your drawings are wonderful and I hope that you continue to share them with us. They remind me of embroidery. The houses also remind me of the houses created by the lovely and talented Deanne Fitzpatrick, a rug hooker in Nova Scotia. Her hooking tells a story.

Kaye Kingsbury said...

Yet another avenue to travel in ur creative journey. It may be the beginning of a new direction. Can u imagine them in another medium should as weaving or appliqué? I find these
delightful and intriquing.

Florida Farm Girl said...

I think your drawing is fabulous. Keep it up for your own enjoyment.

Karen said...

Awesome artistic therapy, that is. So fun.. and the word that comes to me as I look at them is "community". A sense of togetherness. I revisit my early childhood home every time I smell the scent called Sandlewood. Even though we left that house when I was four years old, I remember and can still walk the rooms and halls and yard of that house in my mind. Not a darn thing wrong with revisiting parts of our lives, they all hold meaning and feeling and senses and experiences that were a part of our growing into who we are.

Joanne Noragon said...

I see so much upstate in these drawings. They are what surrounds you. Many contemporary drawings of our Connecticut Western Reserve have similar features. So many roads end at the foundation of the home or store because that's where the door was sited, for instance.

Shirley said...

Your drawings are just awesome! You are so talented. Please keep drawing and sharing your work. I just love them.

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